ILG’s Beacon Program provides recognition and support for California local agencies that are working to build more vibrant and sustainable communities. Beacon honors voluntary efforts by cities, counties and special districts that are reducing greenhouse gas emissions, saving energy and adopting policies that promote sustainability.
Through Beacon, ILG offers guidance, training and support for implementing and documenting sustainability best practices, obtaining and analyzing energy data and highlighting the accomplishments of local agencies.
Beacon participants receive:
Technical assistance in collecting, reporting and tracking sustainability best practices, energy savings and greenhouse gas reductions
Opportunities for award recognition
Access to peer to peer networking and educational events including webinars, conference sessions and informal information exchanges
Invitations to showcase sustainability leadership and agency achievements to a statewide audience
The Beacon Program recognizes achievements in saving energy,
reducing greenhouse gases, implementing innovative sustainability
policies and programs, and more. Learn how to apply for and
earn award recognition.
2024 Important Dates
January 30: Application for Award Recognition open for
April 15: Application for Award Recognition opens for Cities and
May 1: Application period closes for Special Districts
July 19: Application period closes for Cities and Counties
More than 160 participating local agencies across California
are implementing effective climate action practices that are
improving the quality of life in their communities. Small
and large, urban and suburban, these agencies are truly models of
leadership at the local level.